Monday, January 19th 2009
Farewell to a true legend
As a one-time Gallery submitter, I was saddened to hear yesterday of Tony Hart’s departure. Warm, friendly and charismatic, it was like having an extra granddad when I was younger.
I’m sure there are thousands of designers, artworkers and creatives up and down the country who like me, wouldn’t have pursued their chosen careers without a little inspiration from Tony Hart. He encouraged his viewers to try new styles of drawing, painting and collage, and to experiment creatively without having to worry about ability and technique.
I never quite realised Tony’s television career spanned almost fifty years, an achievement only a few can be proud to claim.
So here’s to Tony, let’s all raise a pen, pencil or crayon to a wonderful artist.
Posted by Richard on Monday 19th of January 2009 at 11:25am